Yields: 10-15
-? cup extra virgin olive oil
-? tbsp. Stevia
-? cup white wine or champagne vinegar
-2 tsp. chili powder
-1 tsp. Himalayan salt
-2 cups tomatoes, seeded and diced
-15 oz. can black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
-15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
-11-15 oz. can super sweet corn, drained and rinsed
-1 red onion, diced
-1 red bell pepper, diced
-1 green or orange bell pepper, diced
-1 bunch cilantro, finely chopped
1. In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, stevia, vinegar, chili powder and Himalayan salt.
2. Add remaining ingredients, except the cilantro. Stir to combine.
3. Add the cilantro and toss lightly. Cover and chill 30 minutes or overnight to allow the flavors
to develop. Serve chilled.

Alright, I hope this Football Season Survival Guide game plan helps you out some this season
and you can still enjoy the the games and stay committed to your fitness goals at the same time with your Tulsa Personal Trainer!

Have a great weekend and enjoy some football, and food!!

Clint Howard, your Tulsa personal training expert

Biggest takeaway from the Presidential election, architect of your life

Hope you’re having a great “hump day” Wednesday with your Tulsa Personal Trainer!

It’s been over a week since the Presidential election and it seems to still be a big topic
of conversation.

Stay with me here as this isn’t a message to you about politics.

Most people who know me, know that I don’t watch television and I don’t get into heated
conversations, arguments, etc about politics and the election.
What I do care about is you, me, and everyone creating our own ideal life and becoming
the best versions of ourselves that have Tulsa Personal Trainer.

No matter who is President of the United States, they aren’t going to come and save us.

So one of my biggest takeaways from the election… embrace personal responsibility.

I don’t believe that any government official or any corporation is coming to save us.

We need to develop our own skills and mindset so that no matter who is President …
we’re prepared to succeed and take care of ourselves.

Also I suggest having empathy with your Tulsa Personal Trainer.

There are undoubtedly people in your life just like in my life who have different beliefs
than we do. It doesn’t necessarily make any of us a bad person. We’re all entitled to our
own opinions and viewpoints. Trash talking the opposing sides beliefs and spewing hate
all over facebook doesn’t do anybody any good.

I was just teaching my 4-yr old daughter Campbell last night the old saying and belief
“treat others how you wish to be treated”. This is how I was raised and how I’m raising
my children.

People know I read and study a lot (remember I don’t watch television:) and I often
get asked about my favorite books- one of my favorites that more people should read is
How To Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie. Even though it’s thought of as
a business book, it teaches about life skills and communication (which seems to be a lost
art nowadays with all the technology). I recommend giving it a read if you haven’t already
and think you’ll get a lot out of it and enjoy it.

Mahatma Gandhi probably said it the simplest and best “Be the change you wish to see
in the world”

Whoever is President, always remember- we are the architects of our own life. Let’s work
hard, treat others with respect, laugh, love, and of course take care of our own health & fitness
so we can live a long, happy, and inspiring life with a better Tulsa Personal Trainer!

Clint Howard, your Tulsa personal training expert

A secret to better health- better sleep

I don’t normally send you emails over the weekend but I’m here at TFS HQ this afternoon
catching up on some work and wanted to get this out to you.

I’ve been sending you quite a few tips lately on how to stay healthy through the holidays and
avoid the common holiday weight gain.

Today’s tips may be more important than any I’ve sent you.

I was in Birmingham, Alabama for 4 days last week for a private hands-on workshop and business
mastermind meetings. I knew we were going to have long days there and the hands-on
potion of the workshop would have us pretty much working out and going through different
exercises most all day long.

Even though I workout regularly, I still wanted to be prepped and on point all day for the
workshop and meetings. So what did I make sure to do, other than eating healthy and drinking
plenty of water which I’ve already given you tips on?:)

I made sure to get plenty of good quality sleep each night!

Sleep (or lack of), and stress both contain zero calories yet can have a bigger impact on your
health & ability to maintain a healthy weight than food… think about that for a bit.

I sometimes call these the “silent killers” as most of us (including me) usually don’t put enough
attention and emphasis in working on this area of our lives. Again, I’m guilty here myself.

Just like morning rituals can set your day up for success, nighttime rituals can help you to wind
down, relax, and get a better night’s sleep. Then you’ll wake up rejuvenated, well rested, and with
more energy and not feel the need to pound coffee all morning just to get your day started.
Although there’s nothing wrong with a good cup of coffee with your Tulsa Personal Trainer:)

Here are some helpful, research-proven tips to help out-

Try to avoid caffeine after 3pm

Find your Ideal Temperature – Choosing a cooler temp while sleeping helps you to sleep better
and wake up more energized. Research has shown that 65 degrees is ideal, but play around until
you find your perfect setting

Brush & Floss- Besides the fact we all want healthy teeth and gums, neuroscientists have proven
there’s a connection that brushing your teeth prepares your body and mind for rest if it becomes
part of your daily bedtime routine, and also done in dim lighting.

Read (something positive and uplifting)- Reading can set the tone for a good night’s sleep. Read
something that makes you happy and will help you sleep with the right frame of mind.